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Paxton Access Control

UK-based Paxton now has over 30 years of experience, in designing and manufacturing market-leading security solutions for a range of buildings. It has now launched upgrades to its Net2 solution to help up manage COVID-19 risks.

Paxton aims to design and manufacture intelligent and innovative electronic access control products. Most recently it has launched its Checkpoint Control, Occupancy Management and Remote Management tools within its Net2 software which can help organisations respond more effectively to the challenge of reducing COVID-19 transmission.

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From its inception Paxton Access has aimed for engineering excellence and has become a market leader through its constant efforts to exceed the expectations of installers and system users. The firm aims to offer the latest access control technology to provide powerful, yet easy to use security solutions.

Paxton access control products are designed for a wide range of sectors including education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial, the public sector and more. Around 25,000 buildings each year are secured globally with Paxton products. The firm has offices in 12 countries and exports to over 60 countries worldwide.

Ecl-ips is a long-standing Paxton partner able to provide specialist expertise and knowledge of its products and software. As an established Ecl-ips is also able to take advantage of its free installer training workshops and excellent technical support team. We can also provide our customers with the  five-year guarantee and simple returns process Paxton offers.


Paxton 10

Paxton launched Paxton10 in November 2019. This combines next generation access control and video management on a single platform. This versatile system  supports multi-site management & remote access, Paxton10 is scalable from 1 to 1000 doors & 1 to 1000 cameras.

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Net 2 Access Control

Net2 is an advanced PC based access control solution which has most recently been updated to respond to the challenges posed by the risk of COVID-19 transmission. With the latest advances you can also manage access control remotely on mobile devices.

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PaxLock door handles form part of Paxton’s range of wireless access control solutions. The design is compatible with any DIN standard lock for a quick and simple installation. Its smart, compact appearance and standalone or networked operation means it can be used in more applications than ever before.

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Door Entry

Paxton’s Door Entry system can be installed alongside Paxton10, Net2 access control, combining door entry with the key features of Net2, as well as a standalone option. Users can unlock additional features such as intruder alarm integration and answering the door from a SIP compatible door plus centralised management from a PC.

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We can provide a complete access control solution with Paxton products. If you would like our advice on this contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need access control?

Access control allows you to manage your buildings more effectively and keep them more secure. They give you the ability to monitor people entering buildings, or parts of your site both if you are on site or off site via remote access.

What is Net2?

Net2 is Paxton’s networked access control system. It can be administered using one or more PCs and can be monitored and managed from a central location. It is a complete solution that encompasses wireless and door entry.

There are two versions of the Net2 software: Net2 Lite which is free of charge and is ideal for most sites, and Net2Pro, which offers extra features for more flexible and advanced access control. The software is designed to be straight forward and intuitive so is easy to learn.

What do you get with Net2 Lite?

The Net2 software offers centralised administration and control of sites with up to 1,000 doors and 50,000 users.

You can access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily using the intuitive, user-friendly software. Event reports can be generated in a few clicks and advanced features such as site graphics, IP camera integration and ‘Triggers and Actions’ further extend the capabilities of this system.

What additional features do you get with Net2 Pro?

In Net 2’s latest update Net2.v6.05 Paxton has responded to the challenges posed by COVID-19 by adding Checkpoint Control which allows businesses to protect their staff and visitors by monitoring and approving people as they return to work. Its previous upgrade Net2 v6.04 added an Occupancy Management feature which allows you to limit the number of people in any given area of a building; either barring access or sending an email/text to a manager when a space nears capacity.

Paxton has also added functionality making remote monitoring of sites safer and more effective than ever. Sites can be easily managed via an internet browser or the smartphone app minimising the need for regular site visits. Paxton Connect, available for the iOS & Android operating systems and Net2Online are accessible from any device with an internet connection. They are completely free to existing users of Net2 Pro software.

Other features on Net2 Pro are fire alarm integration; roll call and muster reporting; timesheets and timelines; security lockdown; Landlord-tenant/ advanced operator permissions and multi-zone intruder alarm integration.

Why would I want to install Paxton10?

While Ecl-ips has the expertise to integrate your CCTV and access control systems Paxton10 combines both technologies into one product to remove any complexity and deliver the benefits of a completely integrated solution.

What is the advantage of Paxton10?

Combining video management sureveillance and access control into a single, user-friendly system makes managing the security of your site much simpler with Paxton10. The range of free Paxton apps are also available to help you access your security system from a smartphone or tablet.

What is PaxLock?

PaxLock is Paxton’s range of wireless access control in a door handle. It offers the same security and convenience as a wired access control system but with the additional flexibility of being wireless, meaning less cabling and therefore quick and simple installation for minimal disruption.

PaxLock can be standalone or as part of a networked system, offering a versatile access control solution that can grow with the needs of your site.

Networked or Standalone system, which would be right for me?

The Net2 PaxLock and PaxLock Pro can both be used as part of a Net2 access control system. This means centralised management from a PC, and the benefit of a range of additional features that come with Net2.

PaxLock Pro can fitted without a network in standalone mode, ideal for smaller sites or those not requiring the additional functionality of an online system. This simpler solution just requires a PaxLock Pro and a pack of access cards or keyfobs.

When do I need a Net 2 Air Bridge?

The Net2Air Bridge uses Paxton’s Net2Air wireless technology to communicate with the Net2 software. The Net2Air Bridge provides the wireless communication link between the PC running Net2 and wireless control units such as the Paxlock Pro. The Bridge uses a site’s LAN which means that multiple Net2Air Bridges can be placed around a site and linked back to the PC.

What is Proximity Compact?

Proximity compact is a single door access control system. All of the electronics are within the housing of the reader. Compact systems can be installed to many doors over a site, all using the same cards.